Jack Harlow's part of the newer generation of rap, but he's a fan of studying the greats. He's spoken about speaking to Eminem on the phone before (and Jack jumped on a remix of Em's 2020 track Killer alongside Cordae), and in a recent chat with Rolling Stone, he's spoken about how he things people need to show more respect for the legendary Detroit MC.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Jack Harlow reflected on Eminem's legacy, saying, “I think that shit is still forever immortal and we’re gonna get back to it. We’re a couple years away from everyone reviving that shit as a culture and being like, ‘Look at this shit.'
"Everyone’s gonna pay their rightful respects again. No matter how the production ages to people, he put so much into his words that it immortalised him, even though that shit aged as ‘circus music’ to [some] people.”
The comments come as Jack prepares to release his new album, Come Home The Kids Miss You, which is out on May 6th. He's just dropped his new single, First Class, which samples Fergie's 2006 hit Glamorous. Judging by Twitter's reaction to the track, it's already a fan-favourite.
Elsewhere in the chat, Jack revealed that the production on Come Home The Kids Miss You is what he's been dreaming about his whole life, telling Rolling Stone, "The production I’m working on is what I’ve been asking producers I was in the room with since I was 12 and 13. ‘I want this,’ and they wouldn’t quite hit the mark. Or they do it and turns into a trap beat.
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"Finally, I’m getting exactly what I’m looking for out of production, instead of reaching for something like I’ve been doing for so many years." Stay tuned for the release of Come Home The Kids Miss You. Whether you've been a fan of Jack Harlow since day one, or just getting on board now, it's set to be a project that you won't want to miss.